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by Jennifer
Today, 19:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1896
Views: 81730

Re: Home $weet Home

By the way, those IKEA paper-and-polyurethane blackout shades are called "Schottis." I think they were only $4 or $5 apiece, but they were also on sale. And of course we bought them in person, not online.
by Jennifer
Today, 18:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1896
Views: 81730

Re: Home $weet Home

I haven't checked mine, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if it had such a clause. Though as I mentioned, even if I were allowed to do that I wouldn't, because I still want every room with a window to have the potential to be opened. (The natural air circulation in here is bad enough, without exclu...
by Jennifer
Today, 18:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1896
Views: 81730

Re: Home $weet Home

Wow. Jeff put the IKEA shades in the bedroom today -- that's the only room where we blackout ALL the windows, rather than half -- they are DEFINITELY better than the HD ones we bought. It's not pitch-black in there ... but that's only because there's bits of ambient light seeping out from the edges...
by Jennifer
Today, 18:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1896
Views: 81730

Re: Home $weet Home

Wow. Jeff put the IKEA shades in the bedroom today -- that's the only room where we blackout ALL the windows, rather than half -- they are DEFINITELY better than the HD ones we bought. It's not pitch-black in there ... but that's only because there's bits of ambient light seeping out from the edges....
by Jennifer
Today, 14:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 106
Views: 4243

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

If this is the direction the GOP is going, Trumpism looks like a local maxima rather than a local minima. I mean, WTF does this even mean? Yay nationalism to own the people who travel a bunch? We believe home matters. For those who enjoy the upsides, a borderless world brings intoxicating new liber...
by Jennifer
Today, 14:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 106
Views: 4243

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

What the fucking fuck? In recent years, some have argued for immigration by saying that working-class Americans are less hard-working, less fertile, in some sense less worthy than potential immigrants. We oppose attempts to displace American citizens. Advancing the common good requires standing with...
by Jennifer
Today, 14:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2316
Views: 107151

Re: Twitter!

Woo hoo! I'm headed off to the pharmacy to pick up my nth round of antibiotics these past few years; if I get digestive problems as a result Imma tell you capitalist oppressors ALL about it. Full range of the Bristol scale and a few standard deviations beyond that, too.
by Jennifer
Today, 13:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1896
Views: 81730

Re: Home $weet Home

Jeff and I went to IKEA yesterday and checked out Ellie's "Majgull" curtains, but he decided against them because, he said, he doesn't trust the walls in this apartment to hold up the necessary curtain rod. (Especially since, given the width of our windows, we would need TWO curtains to cover the on...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 20:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1322
Views: 40432

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

Are you thinking of Baulmol’s Cost Disease or the Rebound Effect? I don't know. I just remember the usual examples of this I've seen were "nighttime illumination" (IIRC the first-ever gas lamps were only about as bright as a 25-watt incandescent -- very dim by modern standards -- yet contemporary w...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 20:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1322
Views: 40432

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

Pulling from another thread on the Trump deficits, re forever war. In theory, the forever war should be cheaper now when we're fighting it w around 15k deployed troops and flying killer robots, vice when we were fighting it with 200k boots on the ground and all the logistics and Green Bean coffee s...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 14:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 451
Views: 21875

Re: Putin on the Writs

But seriously, upon reflection, I'm not trying to say that Putin is so deviously clever that he knew specifically-targeted tariffs would lead to squeezing American farmers. It's just... He doesn't need to, IMO; all he needs is the generalized notion "With Trump in charge, America art fucked, which ...
by Jennifer
23 Mar 2019, 16:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 488
Views: 9261

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

Interesting (and relevant) Twitter thread, which I'll transcribe here: https://twitter.com/WhigDeskHQ/status/1109547655003283456 One huge factor behind the Electoral College is how radical the idea of electing the head of state was at that time. This was before the French Revolution. Cromwell's Engl...
by Jennifer
23 Mar 2019, 16:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 488
Views: 9261

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

People in a phony democracy should believe their votes don't count equally, but merely eliminating the EC won't do more than temporarily favor the Blues. Favoring the Blues isn't the reason I want to abolish the EC; making every vote count equally is. (And my example of the currently 'disenfranchis...
by Jennifer
23 Mar 2019, 15:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 488
Views: 9261

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

I'm not about to call the rural voters wolves, nor the urban voters. True. Using analogies is hyper-dangerous when your audience is already resistant to your ideas. Still, for all the arguments the EC defenders make a la "It would be terrible for the dense population centers to lord it over the spa...
by Jennifer
23 Mar 2019, 15:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 488
Views: 9261

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

That said, as long as the internet is chock full of pro-EC arguments that rail against mob rule and "three wolves and two sheep deciding on lunch" I will continue to note that the EC is what gave us a demagogue from NYC, while the popular vote rejected him. One could even counter that the EC replac...
by Jennifer
22 Mar 2019, 23:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1716
Views: 62223

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Or, for that matter, the terrifying freakout I had on the very first forum: long story short, I'd already had two hospitalizations for kidney stones, suddenly I started pissing so much blood the water in the toilet bowl turned opaque red .... had to wait something like two or three goddamned MONTHS...
by Jennifer
22 Mar 2019, 19:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1716
Views: 62223

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Or, for that matter, the terrifying freakout I had on the very first forum: long story short, I'd already had two hospitalizations for kidney stones, suddenly I started pissing so much blood the water in the toilet bowl turned opaque red .... had to wait something like two or three goddamned MONTHS...
by Jennifer
22 Mar 2019, 17:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 488
Views: 9261

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

The pro-EC types also seem to believe in a type of collectivism -- e.g. "if we get rid of the EC that means California and New York will dominate the rural states" as opposed to, say, "if we get rid of the EC then the 30 to 40 percent of California and New York voters who tend to go Republican every...
by Jennifer
22 Mar 2019, 17:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 488
Views: 9261

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

I feel like 90% of pro-EC arguments are pure inertia arguments. No, only about 50%. The other 50% is anti-city arguments. I would, in all seriousness, be more sympathetic to "anti-city" arguments if the people making them could offer any firm reason why "city dwellers/the majority dominate country ...
by Jennifer
22 Mar 2019, 15:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 488
Views: 9261

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

I know people complain about it, but I don’t think it’s actually why they are mad. This is because you don't find arguments to fairness compelling. But a lot of people do. Not that I'm agreeing with Jason here, but arguments to fairness are much stronger when they're grounded in an articulable, rea...
by Jennifer
21 Mar 2019, 20:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 488
Views: 9261

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

Like - take Bush v Gore, everything plays out exactly the same way but Bush gets a national aggregate of 600k more popular votes changing no EC totals. Are we suggesting that would have made everyone cool? 50% more cool? Any more cool? Non-zero percent more cool. Even more cool if the Florida proce...
by Jennifer
21 Mar 2019, 18:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 488
Views: 9261

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

It also doesn't help that most defenders of the EC are pretty open about wanting to give rural voters more weight relative to urban voters. Some even explicitly state they want to give more weight to white voters, too. Remember this? Bill O'Reilly praises the Electoral College for upholding the "wh...
by Jennifer
21 Mar 2019, 16:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2316
Views: 107151

Re: Twitter!

"Saddam was somehow involved in 9/11 even though the religious fundamentalists who actually did the attack hated him," This I have to pick a bone with. Bush never stated that Saddam being involved in 9/11, and yet it somehow became a shibboleth among certain segments of the left that he did. He use...
by Jennifer
21 Mar 2019, 16:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6235
Views: 183752

Re: Orange is the new President

post_id=439145 time=1553149404 user_id=100] I nominate the anti-McCain rant at the tank factory in Lima, OH as a potential bubble-popping point in the rise and fall of the Trumpocracy. All morals aside, from a purely show biz standpoint, I've never seen him bomb so badly. Even the crickets stopped ...
by Jennifer
21 Mar 2019, 15:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1716
Views: 62223

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Related to my comment on the other thread regarding kids' fevers, I feel like all the horror stories you would read in libertarian/conservative publications about the horrors of NHS and socialized health care are bullshit. Granted, I haven't tried to get a hip replacement, but for all of the health...